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Prostate

The prostate is a gland which helps make fluid part of the semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube (Urethra) that carries urine from the bladder and continues as penile urethra to outside. A young man's prostate is about the size of a walnut. It slowly grows larger with age. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. This is common after age 50. Prostate contain glands and smooth muscle and after the age of 50 the cells of glands increase in number (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and muscles in size (benign prostatic hypertrophy). more >